Brad Meyer

Brad Meyer's Biography

Dr. Brad Meyer is a percussion educator, artist and composer with an extensive and diverse background. He is Director of Percussion Studies at Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX), where he is the private lesson teacher and director of the percussion ensemble. Meyer frequently tours to universities and high schools both nationally and internationally to present recitals, workshops, master classes and clinics on various topics, including electro-acoustic percussion, contemporary marimba, concert snare drum, marching percussion, percussion ensemble, steel band and world music. His international performances and clinics have taken him to Austria, Taiwan, France, South Africa and Slovenia. Meyer has been an active presenter/performer at numerous festivals and conventions, including The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference, Texas Music Educators Association Convention, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, International Computer Music Conference, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States National Conference, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Graz Night of Percussion (Austria), Chiayi City International Band Festival (Taiwan), Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis' Intermedia Festival and Transylvania University's Studio 300 Festival. Meyer is a composer with several compositions for snare drum, multi-percussion and percussion ensemble published through Bachovich Music Publications. He is a proud endorsee of Yamaha Instruments, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Evans Drumheads and Tycoon Percussion.

Meyer serves as the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) Texas Chapter's Vice President (TXPAS Secretary from 2014-2016), Chair of the PAS Health & Wellness Committee (committee member from 2013-2016) and past member of the PAS Technology Committee. He was Vice President of the Kentucky Chapter of PAS from 2011-2013. Meyer was Visiting Instructor of Music in Percussion and Percussion Ensemble Director at Centre College (Danville, KY) from 2011-2012 and Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Tennessee Technological University (Cookeville, TN) during fall 2011. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance and Pedagogy of Music Theory Certificate in the spring of 2011 under James Campbell at the University of Kentucky (UK), where he also graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in music performance in 2006. Along with his studies at UK, Meyer was the Wildcat Marching Band's Percussion Director, UK Steel Band/Blue Steel Coordinator and percussion studio lesson instructor. He received his Master of Music in Performance under the direction of Dr. Scott Herring at the University of South Carolina (USC), where he ran the Palmetto Pans, arranged and coordinated the USC drumline and debuted his first percussion ensemble composition, Your Three Favorite Colors.

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